Microsoft has since June elected to donate food for eight people for each time a person downloads Internet Explorer 8 via their Browser For The Better campaign. During September, they double that to feeding 16 people for every time somebody decides to upgrade their Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8, using the campaign.
We want to encourage our customers to upgrade to a modern and secure browser – so we are doubling donations for people who switch from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8 through this campaign.
– Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft
While I’m not a big fan of Internet Explorer in general (don’t get me started…), I do think this campaign is a great idea. I suggest you go upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 today, take it for a spin, then switch to Firefox 3.5 or Safari 4 🙂
Maybe Internet Explorer 9 will finally be worth recommending, but at this time, I don’t really care much about IE.
(PS: 3.5% of my TechPatio.com readers are using Internet Explorer 6.)